I decided I couldn't make one for Alexis without making one for my other nieces as well. This year all of the nieces will get an afghan for their birthday. Quickly after finishing up Lexie's, I started on one for her step-sister Chauncia. (They both had a birthday in September) Hers was quite a bit simpler than Lexie's. I couldn't find a pattern that interested me so I created a very simple design inspired by an extremely old afghan I have that once belonged to my Grandma.
I love to crochet and give my creations as gifts. Earlier this year a couple I know had a baby boy. They decorated the baby's room in camouflage so I chose a camo colored variegated yarn for this basket weave pattern blanket. It was a big hit. I think his dad uses it more than he does.
My current crochet project is a Christmas present for my mom, then onto another afghan for a niece's birthday. Out of seventeen nieces and nephews, I sure am glad there are only five girls.